KARL EVANZZ Is an on-line editor at the Washington Post, and author of "The Messenger: The Ri... KARL EVANZZ Is an on-line editor at the Washington Post, and author of "The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad" (Pantheon Books) the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam. EVANZZ talked to Muhammad's children, his apostles, and had access to previously unreleased FBI files about him. Linguist GEOFF NUNBERG on the word "virtual" as In virtual reality. 12:58:30 NEXT SHOW PROMO (:29) PROMO COPY On the next Fresh Air. . . rescuing Martin Luther King from his myth. . . a talk with MICHAEL ERIC DYSON. In his new book he argues that King -- the human being, with flaws and gifts, serves us better than the Idealized version of him. And a talk with biographer, KARL EVANZZ. He's written a new book about Elijah Muhammad, the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam. Join us for the next fresh air. .
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KARL EVANZZ Is an on-line editor at the Washington Post, and author of "The Messenger: The Ri...

KARL EVANZZ Is an on-line editor at the Washington Post, and author of "The Messenger: The Ri...

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KARL EVANZZ Is an on-line editor at the Washington Post, and author of "The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad" (Pantheon Books) the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam. EVANZZ talked to Muhammad's children, his apostles, and had access to previously unreleased FBI files about him. Linguist GEOFF NUNBERG on the word "virtual" as In virtual reality. 12:58:30 NEXT SHOW PROMO (:29) PROMO COPY On the next Fresh Air. . . rescuing Martin Luther King from his myth. . . a talk with MICHAEL ERIC DYSON. In his new book he argues that King — the human being, with flaws and gifts, serves us better than the Idealized version of him. And a talk with biographer, KARL EVANZZ. He's written a new book about Elijah Muhammad, the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam. Join us for the next fresh air. .